Now that I’m completely finished with uni I can get back to having a tidy desk and using it to get some blogging done. It’s the tidying but of that sentence that I hate but I need a workspace to get me out of the habit of blogging from my bed and actually blogging at my desk and with a cup of tea to hand (obviously).
I posted last year all about my art collection and that has increased a little bit since then so there may be a full update post in the works (note to self-add that to my diary). As part of my workspace tidy up, I’ve been trying to find space to put all the art that I’ve amassed in the past year – Jemma and Tarnya you have a lot to answer for – and I’ve been trying to create a permanent space where I can take blog photos and not have to take it down/put it up every time I want to use it.
I’ve managed to create a photo space at the end of my desk using an offcut from a kitchen worktop that I found in B&Q and covered with marble for that oh so blogger background for flatlays and I found a piece of A2 foam board in The Works for £2 which is serving as my white background. I like this setup as I can switch from writing/typing to photo taking quite quickly as sometimes inspiration strikes while I’m writing up a post.
I’ve got more space on the window ledge (the joys of a bay window) so of course, I’ve filled it with storage and stationery. I also popped to Primark and picked up the wire frame which is fab for attaching pictures and small prints that I want to have on show.
Printiki* were very generous and sent me a code to use on their website to get up to 30 photos printed so I waited until after our holiday so I could get lots of pretty pictures printed. I’ve popped some of my favourite pics up on the board along with this gorgeous I Love Lists print from the Card Gallery*.
The service at Printiki was so easy to use and although there were various options available for how I wanted the pictures to look I went for the plainest option possible. What’s even better is, I managed to do this whole purchase and upload the photos from my phone which is something I hadn’t been able to do with other photo printing firms.
The Card Gallery asked me to choose which print I wanted and I was instantly drawn to the I Love Lists print which arrived in a cute little box with some purple tissue paper. The only thing that upset me was I would have liked to have the print framed but was told this wasn’t an option. This is why I’ve had to find another way to display it.
I also have a bookshelf behind me (makes finding some of my photo props a hell of a lot easier) but this is also where I’ve been storing things like all my pens and paper clips etc. in some very pretty mugs. I’ve also got boxes for products I’ve still to try as well as some photo props which I haven’t quite gotten around to using yet.
Well, that’s you had a wander through my new-ish and definitely improved workspace and it seems to help me slightly more productive when it comes to blogging which can only be a good thing as I feel like I’ve been slacking on the posting front recently.
What do you think of my workspace or do you have any ideas for me?
Disclaimer: This post contains PR samples but all views and opinions are my own.